Our GPs are providing telehealth consultations during the pandemic to support patients who are unwell or concerned about Coronavirus.
Our patients have found this service extremely valuable. GPs at Night Doctor are very experienced in assessing patients over the phone or video, as they do this routinely by triaging patients prior to home visits.
Your doctor will take a detailed history of your medical problem. They will also undertake an examination over video, with your support.
In most cases, there is not a need to be referred for further care (to ED or the GP), and our doctor is able to provide a diagnosis, treatment advice and reassurance.
In some circumstances where follow-up is required, the doctor will advise you of what further management is needed and the urgency with which this must take place.
If a trip to the Emergency Department is advised, your doctor will be able to go through the risks and benefits of attending (e.g. risk of worsening condition vs. risk of being exposed to Coronavirus)
If a prescription is required, your doctor will forward the script to a pharmacy of your choosing.
If you require a medical certificate, one can be emailed to you at the end of the consultation.
Patients are understandably concerned about Coronavirus and the potential implications for themselves and their family and friends. By undergoing a comprehensive telehealth assessment, our doctors will provide you with the facts, and the reassurance you need.
The advice around Coronavirus is constantly changing and there is a lot of misinformation in the internet. Our doctors are up to speed on the latest information and can help you separate fact from fiction.
Your GP will advise whether you require a test for Coronavirus and where to attend to have the test.
Isolation is key to reducing the spread of the virus and keeping your family and friends safe. Your doctor will advise if isolation is required, what you must do to isolate and how long you should isolate for.
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Please see our fees to learn what fee applies for your telehealth consultation. Please be aware that we are no longer bulk billing telehealth for Medicare or DVA patients as the government has brought in restrictions preventing us from doing so in the majority of cases.
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If you do not already have the WhatsApp app on your mobile phone, please download prior to your consultation. Signing up to use WhatsApp after downloading the application is a quick and simple process.
If you do not have a mobile phone, or are unable to download WhatsApp, do not worry. Our doctors can undertake your consultation by speaking to you over the phone.
There are several ways in which you can work out your heart rate:
If you are not able to provide our GP with you heart rate, that's absolutely fine!
If you have a blood pressure machine, please record your blood pressure prior to your consultation. Do not worry though if you do not have a machine.
If you have a sore throat and are able to provide a clear picture of the back of your throat, this will help your doctor with their diagnosis. To take a picture of your throat:
The doctor will ask you to send the picture to them after they have started the Telehealth consultation.
If you are not able to take a picture, do not worry.Call to book: 1300 644 483